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Changing Gear: ‘Sense’-ible Navistar-Allison teamup, Continental upgrade, ConMet’s catalog, one million served by Goodyear-Fleet HQ

| September 01, 2014

After a couple of weeks of blogs dedicated to waxes and trade shows, let’s play catch-up on a few random items of interest that landed on my desk in the meantime. Navistar is offering Allison Transmission’s ...

Equipment Spotlight: Waxes and polishes

| August 17, 2014

When working to build your business, your truck can be your biggest and best advertisement. A little wax and polish will go a long way in showing current and potential customers that you take your ...

Changing Gear: New tech trends from American Power Group, Optronics, Kenworth, King Controls

| August 11, 2014

I get a lot of announcements from companies that have made relatively minor tweaks to traditional must-have products such as tires and brake pads, but every now and then I hear from vendors that are ...

Changing Gear: Updates from Kenworth, Dana, Bendix, Fontaine, Snap-on

| August 04, 2014

Kenworth made a lot of headlines last week. First, the truck maker has added Dana’s Spicer AdvanTek 40 tandem axle for new Class 8 pickup-and-delivery, regional haul and linehaul trucks equipped with the Kenworth AG380 ...

Changing Gear: Distribution team-ups from Navistar-Eaton, Fontaine-Mainstay, Vipar-Penray, Piedmont-Continental, Philatron-CED

| July 28, 2014

We’ve been hearing from a lot of OEMs and vendors who are collaborating on distribution solutions to make a few top-notch and highly desired products a little more accessible to truckers. This week, let’s highlight ...

Changing Gear: Truck tech help from Bridgestone, Kenworth of South Louisiana, Webb Wheel, Donaldson, Anderson Flaps

| July 21, 2014

Some of trucking’s top vendors stepped forward last week with lots of helpful services and tips to maximize uptime and keep your big rigs rolling. Here’s a brief sample: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations unveiled its newly ...

Equipment Spotlight: Add a little TLC

| July 14, 2014

Heavy-duty engine coolants and additives perform a tough job in a tough environment, so consistently having quality protection should be a no-brainer. The evolution of diesel engines have led to an abundance of different types ...

Changing Gear: A potpourri from Phillips, Pegasus TransTech, Watson & Chalin, Supreme

| July 07, 2014

Earlier this year, Phillips Industries announced a distribution agreement with the Innotec Group that combined Innotec’s BoardFree lighting products with Phillips’ Sta-Dry trailer harnesses. The products available through the arrangement originally were available only to ...

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